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Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)

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Bobby O'Brien 24 Mar 97 - 09:26 AM
Karen (damfino@pacbell.net) 31 Mar 97 - 11:49 PM
John 22 Apr 97 - 02:02 AM
Zac (aulson@pyrite.stonehill.edu) 22 Apr 97 - 07:52 PM
Greg (greg.meagher@imro.ie) 23 Apr 97 - 04:12 AM
Greg Meagher 23 Apr 97 - 04:21 AM
Martin Ryan 07 May 97 - 04:53 AM
Noel P Browne. 13 May 97 - 07:31 AM
Noel P Browne 13 May 97 - 07:41 AM
Havard.Rokke@farmasi.uio.no 13 May 97 - 08:25 AM
13 May 97 - 07:11 PM
John in Brisbane 28 Jul 99 - 03:13 AM
GUEST 28 Jul 09 - 03:50 PM
michaelr 28 Jul 09 - 06:36 PM
Gulliver 28 Jul 09 - 06:52 PM
Snuffy 29 Jul 09 - 03:41 AM
Gulliver 29 Jul 09 - 06:05 PM
GUEST,Scott 30 Jul 09 - 04:33 PM
Abdul The Bul Bul 31 Jul 09 - 01:13 PM
GUEST,Colin 29 Sep 09 - 10:56 AM
Gulliver 29 Sep 09 - 10:53 PM
GUEST 01 Nov 11 - 12:45 PM
kendall 02 Nov 11 - 12:10 PM
GUEST 19 Feb 12 - 06:31 AM
Noel P 28 Nov 12 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Desi C 29 Nov 12 - 12:58 PM
GUEST,Andrew Ellis....Who was Nancy Spain? 08 Oct 16 - 01:09 AM
Iains 27 Aug 17 - 03:36 AM
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Subject: RE: Nancy Spain
From: Bobby O'Brien
Date: 24 Mar 97 - 09:26 AM

Nancy Spain recorded by Brendan Shine, on the album "My Old Country Home" through rego records 516 328 7800. Also, the wolfetones albums are available thru them.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NANCY SPAIN (Barney Rush)
From: Karen (damfino@pacbell.net)
Date: 31 Mar 97 - 11:49 PM

Nancy Spain appeared on Christy Moore's 1976 self titled album. Here are the lyrics from “The Christy Moore Songbook”:

NANCY SPAIN
Written by Barney Rush

Of all the stars that ever shone, not one does twinkle like your pale blue eyes
Like golden corn at harvest time your hair
Sailing in my boat the wind gently blows and fills my sails
Your sweet scented breath is everywhere

Daylight peeping through the curtains of the passing nighttime is your smile
The sun in the sky is like your laugh
Come back to me my Nancy linger for just a little while
Since you left these shores I know no peace nor joy

(CHORUS) No matter where I wander I'm still haunted by your name
The portrait of your beauty stays the same
Standing by the ocean, wondering where you've gone, if you'll return again
Where is the ring I gave to Nancy Spain?

On the day in spring when the snow starts to melt and streams to flow
With the birds I'll sing to you a song
In the while I'll wander down by bluebell grove Where wildflowers grow
And hope my lovely Nancy will return.


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Subject: Nancy Spain (History)
From: John
Date: 22 Apr 97 - 02:02 AM

From an earlier thread which provided lyrics for Donegal Donny and Nancy Spain I have always wondered whether there ia a connection between Nancy Spain and the lesbian activist of the same name? Without trying to be funny, wasthis originally meant to be sung by a woman - I have only heard male renditions.


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Subject: CHORDS PLEASE: Nancy Spain!
From: Zac (aulson@pyrite.stonehill.edu)
Date: 22 Apr 97 - 07:52 PM

I am on a desparate search for the chords/sheet music for the Christy Moore version of Barney Rush's "Nancy Spain." I noticed an earlier thread where someone responded to a request for the lyrics, quoted from Christy's songbook. Any help would surely fill me with profound appreciation! T'anx very much!


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Subject: RE: CHORDS PLEASE: Nancy Spain!
From: Greg (greg.meagher@imro.ie)
Date: 23 Apr 97 - 04:12 AM

Zac - I don't have it with me at the moment, but I do have a Christy Moore songbook at home with the lyrics and chords for Nancy Spain in it. i'll send them to you in the next couple of days.

Greg


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Subject: RE: CHORDS PLEASE: Nancy Spain!
From: Greg Meagher
Date: 23 Apr 97 - 04:21 AM

Zac - What I meant, of course, is that I will send you details of the Christy Moore songbook (publisher, price etc.) and not the lyrics themselves.

greg


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Subject: RE: Nancy Spain (History)
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 07 May 97 - 04:53 AM

In "The Christy Moore Songbook " (1984), Moore writes:

"I first heard this song in 1968 in Jersey in the Channel Islands where it was sung by the author Barney Rush, originally from Sallynoggin (in Dublin) but now living in Germany. Barney recorded it for me and I had the tape in a drawer for about ten years before I started to sing it.I suppose it has become the best known song in my repertoire"

The suggested association is unlikely

Regards.


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Subject: RE: Nancy Spain (History)
From: Noel P Browne.
Date: 13 May 97 - 07:31 AM

Hello all, just my 2p worth. On Christy Moores album "Live" at the Point Depot he introduces this song as the song "about the daughyer of the man from Scapa Flow". I would love to hear more of the origins of this wonderful song. Maybe some of our friends from Scotland could help. Noel P Browne.


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Subject: RE: CHORDS PLEASE: Nancy Spain!
From: Noel P Browne
Date: 13 May 97 - 07:41 AM

Without entering the words, try G,C and D. If you are familiar with the air then you should have no trouble working it out with these 3 chords. Regards, Noel P.


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Subject: Chords Add: NANCY SPAIN
From: Havard.Rokke@farmasi.uio.no
Date: 13 May 97 - 08:25 AM

Hi

As far as I remember:
Verse:
G C D Am7
C D G
G C D Am7
C D G
Chorus:
G C D
C D G
G C D Am7
C D G

(You could add a few 'spices' like Dsus4)
Håvard


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Subject: RE: CHORDS PLEASE: Nancy Spain!
From:
Date: 13 May 97 - 07:11 PM

listen to the music and the lyrics the chords will explain themselves all the best folksinger Phil, and after that if you still can't work it out you shouldn't be singin;it??


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Subject: Tune Add: NANCY SPAIN
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 28 Jul 99 - 03:13 AM

Missing from DT. I used the tune from Soodlums Irish Ballads, Vol2, but it needs to be unsquared quite a bit to make it sound decent. Regards, John

MIDI file: nancysp.mid

Timebase: 192

Name: Nancy Spain
Text:
Copyright: Sequenced © 1999 by John J Leahy
Tempo: 120 (500000 microsec/crotchet)
Key: Bb
TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Start
0576 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0256 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0094 0 65 000 0002 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0720 0 60 000 0624 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 1488 0 62 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 58 110 0336 0 58 000 0048 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0528 0 65 000 0048 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0720 0 60 000 0624 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 63 110 0336 0 63 000 0048 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 57 110 0160 0 57 000 0032 1 58 110 1296 0 58 000 0048 1 69 110 0160 0 69 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 1296 0 65 000 0048 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 62 110 1296 0 62 000 0048 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 75 110 0160 0 75 000 0032 1 74 110 0160 0 74 000 0032 1 72 110 0160 0 72 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 70 110 0160 0 70 000 0032 1 67 110 0160 0 67 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 65 110 0160 0 65 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 1296 0 60 000 0048 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 63 110 0160 0 63 000 0032 1 62 110 0160 0 62 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 60 110 0160 0 60 000 0032 1 58 110 0160 0 58 000 0032 1 57 110 0160 0 57 000 0032 1 58 110 1296 0 58 000
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This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:Nancy Spain
M:4/4
Q:1/4=120
K:Bb
F8|F3FF2D2|C2B,2B,2B,2|G2G2G2G2|F2F2F2D2|
C8|-C6D2|E2E2E2D2|C2C2B,2C2|D8|-D8|F8|-F2F2F2D2|
C2B,2B,4|G2G2G2G2|F6D2|C8|-C6D2|E4E2D2|C2C2B,2A,2|
B,8|-B,6A2|B2B2B2c2|e2d2c2B2|B2B2B2G2|F8|
-F6D2|E2E2E2D2|C2C2B,2C2|D8|-D6F2|B2B2B2c2|
e2d2c2B2|B2B2B2G2|F2F2F2D2|C8|-C6D2|E2E2E2D2|
C2C2B,2A,2|B,8|-B,11/2||


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 03:50 PM

You can find the lyrics and full chords for Nancy Spain on www.unitedirelandtripod.com great site with hundreds of well known and many rare Irish songs. the song is not about the writer and journalist of the same name by the way. I'll be performing it at the Daisy Roots Folk club in Coseley West Mid's tomorrow (29/07/09) if anyone would like to come along, free admission and open mic' sessions every Wednesday

Desi C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: michaelr
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:36 PM

www.unitedirelandtripod.com cannot be found.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Gulliver
Date: 28 Jul 09 - 06:52 PM

Here ya go...

http://unitedireland.tripod.com/nancy_spain_lyrics_chords_christy_moore_id45.htm

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 03:41 AM

That's quite a gap between postings - 10 years, 12 hours and 37 minutes!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Gulliver
Date: 29 Jul 09 - 06:05 PM

Yeah, I've been been keeping a close eye on this thread, for about, lemme see, 10 years and 20 hours?

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 30 Jul 09 - 04:33 PM

Funny how these things work out. I was just listening to the Colcannon version of this song a couple of days ago and thought about looking up the chords. Found this site from traditionalmusic.co.uk. Loads of good stuff on mudcat for a beginer like me!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 31 Jul 09 - 01:13 PM

Maybe it took that long to work all those red numbers out.
Took me about an hour to work the thing out in open G from the record.

Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST,Colin
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 10:56 AM

Does anyone know who the "daughter of the man from Scapa Flow" is?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Gulliver
Date: 29 Sep 09 - 10:53 PM

The Man From Scapa Flow is a novel (1933) by Captain Taprell Dorling, DSO, RN. Maybe you'd have to read it to find out more about his daughter.

Don


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 11 - 12:45 PM

Hi, I am hoping to record a mini Album in aid of an Animal Rescue centre and would love to know who to contact to get the permission of people to include a song of theirs on it. One that I would like to do is Nancy Spain,   We would not be making any money from it but I still don't want to come a cropper with someone so how do I do it correctly? Any help much appreciated.

Many thanks

Steph


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: kendall
Date: 02 Nov 11 - 12:10 PM

This is one of my favorite songs too. It sounds traditional and if it is, don't worry about recording it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 06:31 AM

Yes the daughter of the man from Scapa Flow is actually my Aunt! My Dad was a Clare man and his father my grandfather fought in WW2. He defended the island of Scapa Flow from German U Boats coming to attack the Orkneys Islands. Anyway when he returned home he was know as the Scapa Flow man. Christy had a crush on my Dad's sister my aunt and he had a dance with her one time as Christy worked in Clare for many years. Anyway thats why he says Nancy Spain the daughter of the man from Scapa Flow!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Noel P
Date: 28 Nov 12 - 07:22 PM

A lot of water under the bridge since this thread started 15 years ago. I no longer travel the country (Ireland) in a company car, repairing broken hardware, trying at all times to get home at a decent hour to see my wife and children. I am now a very mature aging student, on Erasmus in the Czech Republic, nice country and very nice people and I am returning to the Mudcat after an absense of about 10 years. It's great to see the Mudcat is still active and relevant, and what's more, still being updated and added to.
I asked the question all those years ago, 'Who was the daughter of the man from Scapa Flow?' The answer took a while in arriving, but arrive it did. Well done and how nice. You know, reading something like that, it touches a spot, it's personal, it's nice, it's lovely and great that you share this piece of private, intimate knowledge with a wider community. Well done and thanks. That made my evening.
Noel P


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 29 Nov 12 - 12:58 PM

I use Chords A7 D e7 very simple and works fine


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: GUEST,Andrew Ellis....Who was Nancy Spain?
Date: 08 Oct 16 - 01:09 AM

My Grand Mother's name was Nancy Spain, Born in 1910 Lived at Stoney Island, Portumna, Ireland...Sarah Ann Spain A.K.A Nancy Spain....Left Ireland at the age of 18 yrs with her Sister Nell to come on a 10 Pound steerage ticket to New Zealand in 1928.....She had Pale Blue eyes and left behind a Fiance' who pined for her they would go sailing on the Lough Derg and the River Shannon.....Could this be the story of Nancy Spain that inspired the song?.....She left in secret, organised by the Mother Superior at Longford Convent who wanted the young girls to escape their Father, who was taking their wages every month from working in the Laundry at the convent. A lot of Irish Folk songs start out as Stories retold at the local Pub and later some Musician hears it and thinks it would make a great song....Sarah Ann (Nancy) White nee(Spain)died October 1987 aged 77 yrs in Coventry, Warwickshire England.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nancy Spain (Barney Rush)
From: Iains
Date: 27 Aug 17 - 03:36 AM

To add a little more confusion, or is below the definitive account?


http://www.independent.ie/life/nancy-spain-the-popular-song-and-an-english-lesbian-30638813.html


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